Governance of core operations

Governance of research, education, impact, cross-cutting approaches, campus and services.

Governance of core operations

Core operations at Aalto University are research, education and impact.

Management of research and innovation activities

Research at Aalto University is conducted by faculty and staff based in the departments. The role of the university management is to ensure the long-term preconditions for conducting high-quality and high-impact research.

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Steering groups

Steering groups for planning, decision-making and guidance of Aalto’s joint activities

Aalto Handbook


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Service entities

The services provide support for research, teaching, and art and creative practices and to faculty and students.


Three cross-cutting approaches

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Solutions for sustainability

We help solve grand challenges in and across our key areas.

Our strategy
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Radical creativity

We build an outstanding creative community for new thinking.

Our strategy
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Entrepreneurial mindset

We foster an inspiring entrepreneurial culture.

Our strategy
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Key figures of 2020 and reports

Aalto University’s academic results and international recognition maintained momentum in 2020. The university was able to promptly adjust to the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On this page also the Annual Board Report and Financial Statements 2020.

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